Frank Spotnitz left Amazon’s ‘The Man in the High Castle‘ high and dry without a showrunner halfway through producing the second season and now we’re learning how the series is coming together. While this would spell the end for many shows or be a cause for delays, it sounds as if Spotnitz left a solid team in place behind him. While he has stayed on board as an Executive Producer, we learned at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour that production has continued on without pause.
According to executive producer David Zucker:
“We’re running, in many ways, like a republic. There are senior powers in every aspect of the realization of the show.”
Production has been ongoing with the writer’s room being located in London, filming occurring on set at Vancouver, while all of the post-production is happening in Los Angeles. Even with all of these moving parts though it sounds as if little has changed creatively since Spotnitz has left the show as Zucker explains:
“The process with Frank was an extraordinary one. I think the one thing that’s probably most notable to acknowledge is that nothing has changed within the ensemble of the show and all of the talents who are contributing to fill what he so brilliantly set in course.”
With ‘The Man in the High Castle’ being Amazon’s first major breakout series which has shattered prior streaming records on the service there is a lot at stake at realizing the second season which is set to introduce us to the actual Man in the High Castle.
Executive Producer Isa Hackett, who also happens to be original author Philip K. Dick’s daughter, says that:
The narrative progression is different in the show than it is in the book. There’s quite a bit of jumping around so there’s still quite a bit to do.”
She also expanded on the end of the first season and clarified that it was meant to represent an alternate reality and not a dream.
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‘The Man in the High Castle’ returns to Amazon for the second season on December 16th, 2016.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
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